Consumers are less likely to purchase perishable goods when their expiry dates are near. For this reason, retailers frequently implement a discount pricing policy when the products have reached closer to their expiry dates. This paper introduces a simple methodology for helping the managers in their discount pricing decisions. Based on the expected value approach, the suggested method utilizes the probability values obtained from the past experiences and calculates an expected profit value for each alternative discount policy. Decision maker then selects the discount policy with the highest expected profit.
International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management – Emerald Publishing
Published: Apr 1, 2004
Keywords: Pricing policy; Discounts; Fast moving consumer goods
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